Bringing home your new best friend is going to be one of the most exciting things you’ve ever done! After all, there’s nothing more we love than furry cuddles and wet kisses. But, before the big day comes, you need to prepare your home for this new four-legged addition. Here’s a list of the essentials you must keep at home before your dog arrives:
Weather conditions greatly impact your dog’s health, especially if it is a puppy. So, consider the weather or the seasonal conditions at the time of adopting your pet. If it is too cold, consider getting a sweater or a jacket. And, if it is too hot, invest in a “cool coat” which retains moisture and keeps your dog cool through the heat.
We all want our new buddy to be able to stretch out and relax in their own bed. Dog beds can be found in plenty of styles, sizes and prices. Consider the breed and the age of the dog that you are getting and identify which bed will suit your dog the best.
- Collar & Leash
Your dog needs at least one basic collar with an identification tag attached. Ensure you check the collar’s fit and size frequently so that it isn’t too tight or loose. Also, buy a leash that is comfortable for you to hold, which also gives the dog enough freedom to walk. Harnesses are a good alternative to a collar if your dog prefers those and is comfortable wearing them.
- Food & Water bowls
Apart from stocking up food and treats for your dog, it is necessary to buy two sturdy bowls for food and water. Ceramic ones are breakable and plastic ones are chewable so invest in some study plastic or stainless steel bowls.
- Grooming supplies
Each breed has different requirements for grooming so this depends solely on your dog. But, the basic supplies you should have are brush, comb, shampoo, conditioner, nail trimmer, coat clippers and scissors to ensure your dog stays clean, fresh and healthy.
You should keep toys ready for your new one not just to pamper them, but also because these chewy toys help while the pup is teething. Many dogs are puzzle solvers so these toys keep them entertained whenever you’re too busy to play with them. Buy durable rubber toys so that they last longer and can’t be chewed up.
All the best for your new dog! Trust us, you’re going to love having him. For any other queries, feel free to contact us. We aim to make each day easier for you and your pet.